Atiku said Tinubu wanted to be his vice president in the year he lost his first presidential race, but he turned him down
- He revealed this to members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at a meeting in Abuja
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has revealed that in the race for the presidency in 2007, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, offered to be his running mate but he turned down the proposition.
Atiku, who was VP to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007, said Tinubu wanted to be his vice president in the year he lost his first presidential race, but he (Atiku) said no and nominated a different individual.
He revealed this to members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday where he made a case for his stand regarding zoning ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
“The southeast said they have not been given a chance, I protested against the violation of the zoning policy in 2007, and together with my friend Bola (Tinubu) we set up Action Congress (AC).
“We went to Lagos, he gave me [a] ticket but said that the condition of handing me the ticket was that I should make him vice president, I said no; I’m not going to make you Vice President; instead, I nominated Senator Ben Obi,” Atiku narrated.
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